The Dangers of Heart Disease for Women with Chronic Illnesses #GoRed

Today is Go Red Day, and I decided to spend today focused on sharing information about the symptoms of heart attacks in women, and the related danger of missing those symptoms because they mimic the daily experience for many women living with chronic illness. The American Heart Association lists the following symptoms of heart attacks […]

‘You Don’t Look Autistic’ is not a Compliment #ActuallyAutistic

“You don’t LOOK Autistic” is not a compliment. If you just found out that I have Asperger’s, you may think that telling me I don’t look autistic is somehow laudable, as if I had a choice in whether or not I was born looking visibly disabled. Or maybe you think that I need to hear […]

On the Unlikely Occasion That We Win the Powerball Jackpot

It may be less likely to win the billion-dollar-plus Powerball jackpot than getting struck by lightning while drowning, but someone is going to win eventually, and why not plan for the possibility? To preclude the onslaught of sob stories and requests for handouts, I thought I’d just lay out exactly who would be benefiting from […]

New Year, New Me: My Relationship with Food

A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions that focus on food in one form or another. The most popular version is to eat less food with the goal of losing weight. Another popular version is to eat healthier food – grilled instead of fried, salad instead of pizza, homemade instead of packaged. For me? I’m resolving […]

Using My Christmas Gifts to Build My Business on Periscope

I got some really great gifts for Christmas, including a beautiful blue topaz and sapphire necklace from my husband that I totally wasn’t expecting, but much of what I asked for (on my Amazon wish list) had to do with building my business on Periscope. I’m finally taking to heart all of those lessons I’ve […]

Why I Don’t Believe There is a War on Christmas

“Why I Don’t Believe There is a War on Christmas” was originally published on a Christian Humanist blog of mine that doesn’t exist anymore.  Christian Humanists don’t buy into this fabricated “War on Christmas.” Yes, we believe in Jesus Christ. Sure, it’s great to celebrate His birth. But the whole “Spirit of Christmas” has gotten to […]

My Mom Made Chocolate Pie

It’s a pretty simple pie. It’s chocolate pudding in a pie crust, and my mom makes her own pie crust. It’s been a holiday staple (Thanksgiving and Christmas) since I was a kid. But this was the first chocolate pie my mom had attempted to make since my dad died last year. Because my dad […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Tweens

Now that my son is 10 years old, and we’ve had the Santa talk, we’re definitely in the tween years. Most of what he wants this Christmas has to do with Minecraft, but I was still able to score some amazing gifts from brands who contacted me that I know he’s going to love. So […]

Announcing #ABLEscope for People with Disabilities on Periscope

It’s only been a month since I started using Periscope, thanks to the wonderful Amiyrah Martin and her Periscope session at #TypeACon, but I think I know what I’m supposed to do now. I joined the #PeriGirls for the support of wonderful women on Periscope, and they have been wonderful. I joined #LoveTribe to promote […]

Is There a Secret to Opening a New Jar of LEGIT PEANUT BUTTER?

I’ve been buying the “natural” versions peanut butter from Skippy, Jif, etc. for so long to avoid HFCS, but I’d somehow missed that they contained palm oil. (I did know they had added sugar, but this did not overly concern me because we take baby steps at making healthier choices.) So I switched to Smucker’s […]